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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Virginia

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, March 16, 2015

Chesapeake Man Sentenced for Distribution of Child Pornography

Distributed Images Via Sony PlayStation Vita

NORFOLK, Va. – Michael Odell Shaddeau, 31, of Chesapeake, Virginia, was sentenced today to 10 years in prison, followed by 15 years of supervised release for distribution of child pornography. 

Shaddeau pleaded guilty to a criminal information on December 2, 2014. According to court documents, Shaddeau was discovered distributing and trading images of child pornography via e-mail using his Sony PlayStation Vita handheld console.  Homeland Security Investigations and   parallel agencies made the discovery which resulted in Shaddeau’s identification.

Dana J. Boente, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; Clark Settles, Special Agent in Charge of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations Washington, D.C., and Colonel K. L. Wright, Chief of Police, Chesapeake Police Department, made the announcement after sentencing by Senior U.S. District Judge Robert G. Doumar. 

This case was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations and the Chesapeake Police Department.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Elizabeth M. Yusi prosecuted the case.

A copy of this press release may be found on the website of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia.  Related court documents and information may be found on the website of the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia or on PACER by searching for Case No. 2:14cr143

Updated March 24, 2015